How to charge the iPhone 5S when staying in Faroe Islands

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge the iPhone 5S with a Faroese power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type E power charger, charging the iPhone 5S using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and charging the iPhone 5S using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Faroese power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your iPhone 5S in Faroe Islands. These guidelines have been written to prevent people worrying if they can power the iPhone 5S when going abroad.This useful guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your iPhone 5S when you're travelling to Faroe Islands by using the standard types E, C, F or K Faroese 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Faroe Islands from a different country check your iPhone 5S can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 7 or greater on the iPhone 5S.

Charging the iPhone 5S in Faroe Islands

Can the iPhone 5S be used in Faroe Islands?

You can use the iPhone 5S in Faroe Islands.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5S in Faroe Islands?

If travelling with more than your iPhone 5S and visiting more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Faroe Islands to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Faroese use four different types of wall outlets (E, C, F and K) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of iPhone 5S can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Faroe Islands or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your iPhone 5S at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Faroe Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Faroe Islands using 3 pinned type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Faroe Islands.
What is the best power charger for the iPhone 5S in Faroe Islands?

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge the iPhone 5S from a Faroese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5S from the Faroese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Faroese power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 adjacent holes where the pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging and takes between one-four hours to completely recharge to full capacity.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Faroese power outlet

Using a USB Lightning cable with a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Faroese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your iPhone 5S from the Faroese power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple should typically supply this USB cable with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Start by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round wall supply, also called a Type E power outlet [6], can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes and one metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple USB Lightning charging cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. You can find the Lightning connector on your iPhone 5S situated at the bottom of the iPhone 5S.
  4. Switch on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging which typically takes roughly 1 - 4 hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your iPhone 5S from a Faroese power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Faroese power outlet

Learn how to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Faroese power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. To supply power to the iPhone 5S using a Faroese power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (this cable is usually already supplied with the iPhone 5S by Apple).
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This round wall supply, also called a Type F power outlet [8] or Schuko outlet, can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone 5S from a Faroese power outlet

Powering the iPhone 5S with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your iPhone 5S from a Faroese power outlet with the Lightning Apple connector and a Type K power charger.

  1. In order to charge the iPhone 5S from the Faroese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [10] and a USB to Apple Lightning cable [5] (Apple normally include the USB cable with your iPhone 5S).
  2. Begin by inserting the Type K USB power adapter in the Faroese power outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by the 3 holes in an inverted triangle configuration and the bottom hole being semicircular in shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB to Apple Lightning cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the Lightning connector on the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5S Lightning connector can be found at bottom of the iPhone 5S under the home button.
  4. Turn on the Faroese power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that appears in the top right hand corner of the iPhone 5S will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone 5S is recharging and takes between 60-240 minutes to recharge.
Powering the iPhone 5S with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faroe_Islands - Wikipedia entry about Faroe Islands
  2. https://manuals.info.apple.com/MANUALS/1000/MA1565/en_US/iphone_user_guide.pdf - Official iPhone user guide
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  5. USB to Apple Lightning cable - The Apple Lightning cable is a charging and syncing cable for more recent Apple devices and connects compatible iPhones and iPads to a USB port
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  10. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters